José Miguel Loureiro graduated in Chemical Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP) in 1975, and joined the Department of Chemical Engineering of FEUP, in 1974 as “Monitor” (still an undergraduate student) and in 1976 as Teaching Assistant. In 1978 he started his post-graduate studies in the University of Porto where in 1986 he obtained the Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering/Chemical Processes, and was hired as Assistant Professor. From 1990 he is Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering in FEUP.


Process Modelling and Simulation
Process Intensification: Simultaneous Adsorption and Chemical Reaction, Reactive Distillation
Chromatographic Processes (Adsorption, Ion Exchange); Cyclic Processes (SMB, PSA)
Catalytic Reaction Engineering


I.B.R. Nogueira, A.M. Ribeiro, A.E. Rodrigues, J.M. Loureiro. Dynamics of a True Moving Bed separation process: Effect of operating variables on performance indicators using orthogonalization method. Computers & Chemical Engineering, 86, 5-17, 2016 V.F.D. Martins, A.M. Ribeiro, J.C. Santos, J.M. Loureiro, K. Gleichmann, A.Ferreira, A.E.Rodrigues. Development of gas-phase SMB technology for light olefin/paraffin separations. AIChE Jounal, 62, 2490-2500, 2016 B.A.V. Santos, V.M.T.M. Silva, J.M. Loureiro, A.E. Rodrigues. Review for the Direct Synthesis of Dimethyl Carbonate. ChemBioEng Reviews, 1, 214-229, 2014 A.S. Ribeiro, M.V. Oliveira, S.F. Rebocho, O. Ferreira, P. Vidinha, S. Barreiros, E.A. MacEdo, J.M. Loureiro. Enzymatic production of decyl acetate: Kinetic study in n -hexane and comparison with supercritical CO2. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 49, 7168-7175, 2010 M.V. Ferreira, A.M. Ribeiro, J.M. Loureiro. Experimental and Simulation Studies of TAME Synthesis in a Fixed Bed Reactor. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 46, 1105-1113, 2007 D. Trébouet, M. Burgard, J.M. Loureiro. Guidelines for the Application of a Stationary Model in the Prediction of the Overall Mass Transfer Coefficient in a Hollow Fiber Membrane Contactor. Separation and Purification Technology, 50, 97-106, 2006 M.V. Ferreira, J.M. Loureiro. Number of Active Sites in TAME Synthesis: Mechanism and Kinetic Modeling. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 43, 5156-5165, 2004 A.M. Ribeiro, J.M. Loureiro. Simulation of Toxic Gases and Vapours Removal by Activated Carbon Filters. Chemical Engineering Science, 57, 1621-1626, 2002 C.P. Gomes, M.F. Almeida, J.M. Loureiro. Gold Recovery with Ion Exchange Used Resins. Separation and Purification Technology, 24, 35-57, 2001 S.A. Figueiredo, R.A. Boaventura, J.M. Loureiro. Color Removal with Natural Adsorbents: Modeling, Simulation and Experimental. Separation and Purification Technology, 20, 129-141, 2000 L.S. Pais, J.M. Loureiro, A.E. Rodrigues. Modeling Strategies for Enantiomers Separation by SMB Chromatography. AIChE Jounal, 44, 561-569, 1998 M. Rendueles de la Vega, J.M. Loureiro, A.E. Rodrigues. Equivalence between Nernst-Planck and 'Corrected' Fick's Law in Modeling Fixed-Bed Ion Exchange Processes. Chemical Engineering Journal and the Biochemical Engineering Journal, 61, 123-132, 1996 J.M. Loureiro, A.E. Rodrigues. Two Solution Methods for Hyperbolic Systems of Partial Differential Equations in Chemical Engineering. Chemical Engineering Science, 46, 3259-3267, 1991 J. Loureiro, C. Costa, A. Rodrigues. Propagation of Concentration Waves in Fixed Bed Adsorptive Reactors. The Chemical Engineering Journal, 27, 135-148, 1983


ECO-H2O - Air-to-Water: producing driking water from thin air. Reference: EXPL/AAG-TEC/2205/2013. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia Starting Date: 2014/02/28. Duration: 18 months. BIOBLOCKS - Concepção de produtos de base biológica como percursores para a bioindústria de síntese química e de biomateriais a partir de fontes lenhocelulósicas. Reference: SI IDT - 33969/2012 F2. Funded by: QREN/AdI, QREN Project. Starting Date: 2013/07/01. Duration: 24 months. New adsorption-based cyclic reaction-separation processes. Reference: EXCL/QEQ-PRS/0308/2012. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, EXCL - Linhas de Investigação de Excelência. Starting Date: 2012/12/31. Duration: 36 months. Hy2Seps 2 - Hybrid Membrane - Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) Hydrogen Purification Systems. Reference: FP7 278539. Funded by: European Comission, FP7 Project. Starting Date: 2011/10/31. Duration: 24 months. BIIPP - Integrated Biorefinery in Pulp and Paper Industry. Reference: SI IDT - 11551/2010. Funded by: QREN/AdI, QREN Project. Starting Date: 2010/05/31. Duration: 36 months. EUROBIOREF - EUROpean multilevel integrated BIOREFinery design for sustainable biomass processing. Reference: FP7 241718. Funded by: European Comission, FP7 Project. Starting Date: 2010/02/28. Duration: 48 months. MACADEMIA - MOFs as catalysts and adsorbents: Discovery and engineering of materials for industrial applications. Reference: FP7 228862. Funded by: European Comission, FP7 Project. Starting Date: 2009/06/30. Duration: 48 months. HY2SEPS - Hybrid Hydrogen - carbon dioxide separation systems. Reference: 19887 (SES6). Funded by: European Comission, 6ºPQ / Sustainable Development and Global Change. Starting Date: 2005/11/01. Duration: 36 months. Síntese de acetato de decilo por catálise enzimática em meio supercrítico. Reference: POCI/EQU/56732/2004. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I&DT - Projectos de I&DT em Todos os Domínios Científicos. Starting Date: 2005/06/01. Duration: 42 months. Síntese de TAME em Leito Fixo e por Destilação Reactiva. Reference: POCTI/EQU/41406/2001. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I&DT - Projectos de I&DT em Todos os Domínios Científicos. Starting Date: 2002/09/01. Duration: 48 months.
José Miguel Loureiro
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